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Yeovil Town reveal new kit just for the playoffs

Yeovil Town have chosen to reveal a brand new kit just for the upcoming playoffs in the National League this summer, which could last just one game.

They are set to host Barnet in Huish Park in what will be the playoff eliminator, for a place in the semi finals.

The Bees moved up from 11th to seventh in the league table, which was based on points-per-game, that in turn controversially replaced Stockport.

The club stated via their website: When the Glovers take the field against Barnet tomorrow, Yeovil will be wearing a special kit to commemorate reaching the playoffs after an exciting season where the club reconnected with the fans and found winning ways on the pitch again.

Designed in partnership with Macron, the new shirt both picks up the desire of most fans to move away from hoops and also has echoes of the shirt the Glovers last wore in the National League (then the Conference) by being mostly green.

The Glovers will wear this special kit for the duration of their playoff campaign only and an entirely new kit will be announced in due course for the 2020/21 season.

Commenting club Chairman Scott Priestnall said: “We wanted to do something special for the playoffs and Macron were keen to help us come up with a kit that took into account the feedback we have had from fans. I hope our fans enjoy seeing the lads take the field tomorrow in a kit that echoes some of the great shirts of years gone by, but with a modern twist”

The club will be announcing details of how Glovers fans can acquire a limited-edition version of the playoff shirts early next week.

One team have already booked their place in the National League playoff semi finals.

Matt Rhead got himself a late winner to help Boreham Wood come back from behind to beat FC Halifax Town – who finished 6th, a place below their opposition – on Friday night.

It was the former Lincoln forward’s first goal for the Hertfordshire outfit, with 10 minutes remaining.

The Shaymen got themselves the opener just 19 minutes in thanks to Tobi Sho-Silva’s strike, however Boreham’s Kane Smith got the equaliser early in the second half.

26 minutes later, Rhead completed the comeback to set the Wood up with a semi final tie against Harrogate Town.

After the game, Halifax boss Pete Wild said: “I thought we were great for 60 minutes, our plan went to plan, and then Tobes (Sho-Silva) said his race was run, and his legs had gone, and we had to change it.

“We knew that would happen to players and unfortunately that happened to us at a tough time.

“We brought on some fresh legs trying to freshen it up. I actually thought we were good enough for a draw but unfortunately in the end we got done off a deflection and a set-piece.

“We wanted to take the game to them, work hard, be a threat. If Tobi scores that on half-time – it’s a great save by the keeper – then it’s a different game isn’t it, but they’re the ifs, buts and maybes. Unfortunately they didn’t go our way tonight.

“They put so much into the first-half that we just didn’t have enough in the second-half. They (Boreham Wood) were better (second-half), they came out, got more organised, got more on the front foot and scored.

“I thought we ride the storm after they scored but then to get done with a set-piece is never good.

“They did what we wanted them to do to the letter but we just ran out of gas. We put so much into that first 60.

“If we could’ve just held out for another 10 minutes the game would’ve petered out.”

When asked what he said to his players after the game, Wild said: “I just said it’s not the time to be analysing the game now, they’re all gutted. I’ll speak to them during the week around what happens next season.

“We slapped the first rung on the ladder tonight. When I first came into the club, with all the chaos that was going on, I feel like we’ve got a rung on the ladder now and there’s a bright future for this football club.

“We know what we need to do better, I know how I need to get better as a manager and I want pre-season to start tomorrow. I know what we’re going to do for pre-season, and tomorrow morning I’ll be switched on, ready and planning to make sure this club is better prepared for next season.

“It’s a massive statement we’ve put out tonight and this year. The fans will be disappointed but they should be buoyed going into next season that we’ve got a great squad and a great club to move forward.

“We’ve done unbelievable to get here, we’ve learned a lot from tonight and the campaign and that will make us stronger and more prepared next season.

“Don’t get me wrong, next season’s a clean slate and we’ve got to earn the right again, but we’ll be ready.”

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